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Volume 74, Issue 27 COMMUNITY SINCE 1935 ^009
SGA embracing changes for next year
by Ryan Fiffick
Student government on BC campus has
undergone broad and sweeping changes
over the past semester as Sara Me Dorman
(President), Brian Randall (Vice President),
and Sara Daughtery (Speaker of the House)
have gotten a jumpstart on their terms in
Working with present SGA officers to
ensure a smooth and productive transition,
the new officers have taken steps to fully
understand the new student government
Constitution and to prepare a student pohcy
push that is marked by its inclusivity and
active engagement of the student body.
Randall, Me Dorman, and Daughtery
are bringing a new, three-tiered agenda to
the SGA with focuses on community life.
In this issue...
Butterfly garden 2
Campus security shift 3
Letter to the editor 4
Senior reflection 5
ARTS AND LIFE:
Dinosaur, Jr concert teview 6
Tennis falls in SAC final 7
ODDS AND ENDS:
American Hero 8
environmental stewardship and academic
excellence. They feel that between these
areas, each member of the student body
will be able to find a suitable niche through
which they may connect with the S.G.A.
and the rest of campus.
‘T want to bring connectivity through
progress,” Randall said. Answering stu
dent concerns that the current SGA is too
impersonal and ineffectively burdened with
red tape. Me Dorman and Randall have
decided to hold a town hall style meeting
once a month where all students are invited
to attend and make their voices heard.
The collective hope is that by facilitating
the creation of effective infrastructure, SGA
by Michael Sewall
Wednesday marks President Barack
Obama’s 100th day in office, and students
across the country have mixed reactions.
Although some are in support of the new
image he is creating for the U.S., others
don’t buy into his economic plans. Still,
many say it will take longer than 100 days
to see the change Obama promised on the
campaign trail. See what students said in
their own words:
“1 like that he has stepped up and has
done the things that he said he’d do in his
campaign and has been honest about the
things he hasn’t done yet,” Talia Brown,
a 23-year-old senior biochemistry major
at the University of Colorado told The
“It’s about time we have actually have a
can empower students to cause desirable
change. To preface this positive policy
evolution, a conference will be held at the
beginning of the Fall semester comprised
of student leaders from SGA, Campus Life,
the executive board and a group of indepen
dent student leaders that are often found in
key support positions around campus.
Every discussion that I’ve had with our
SGA officers has reinforced their dedica-
tionto open dialogue with the student body-
-they all urge students to simply walk up
to them (or e-mail) with concerns, hopes,
and ideas, that through inclusive synthesis a
government of the students can once again
be for the students.
timetable,” Yacanex Posadas, a sophomore
finance major at San Jose State University,
said to Spartan Daily reporters.
“Change takes time,” University of Ar
kansas junior Liam Selvey said. “Even if
nothing’s solved yet, at least we’re on the
right track. And at least he can speak well.”
As reported in the Arkansas Traveler
“1 don’t think this is a fad, 1 think this is
a change in policy, a change in perspec
tive,” Mark Naylor, a second-year gradu
ate student at the University of Southern
California, told The Daily Trojan.
“They think they can spend their way out
of this economic crisis,” said Kelly Camell,
chairwoman of the Colorado State Uni
versity College Republicans, in the Rocky
Mountain Collegian. “1 just don’t see the
stimulus happening. 1 don’t think it’s going
See 100 days, page 3
Young voters weigh in on
Obama's first 100 days